Master Gardener program participants gathered at Ketcham Inn June 21, 2023 for a meal after completing the restoration of the Kitchen Garden, Boxwood Garden, Vegetable Garden at Ketcham Inn, and new ReWild Gardens at the John Scudder and Mary Pelletreau Havens Homestead. All members of the team celebrated with an unforgettable luncheon at Ketcham Inn. […]
Ketcham Inn Foundation was awarded a $125,000 grant from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation administered by 360XR. These grant funds were used to create an augmented reality experience here at Ketcham Inn. For this project, we selected 5 individuals involved with the Revolutionary War and history of the Inn: tavern keeper Benjamin Havens, Thomas […]
In January 2023, repairs were made to the roof of the historic Camp Upton Building on the Smith Farm property.
December 2022, three fruit-bearing apple trees planed to the west of the Dutch Gambrel at the Smith Farm. The trees symbolize a spirited new growth for a developing public park. Planted by Henry Leuthardt Nurseries, purchased by Ketcham Inn Foundation.
Keep up with our annual projects and events with our 2022 Havens Ketcham Heritage Area Newsletter!
Ketcham Inn was recipient of seven bluestone stepping stones donated by Island Stone of Glen Cove, Sunday, June 19, 2022.
Ketcham Inn Community Garden was recently designated an approved NYS Cornell Cooperative Extension, Suffolk County, Master Gardener volunteer site. This designation will allow Master Gardeners to complete annual volunteer hours at the Ketcham Inn. The designation of the Ketcham Inn’s Garden site as an approved CCE Suffolk Master Gardenervolunteer site will further enhance and extend the reach of […]
Originally posted January 22, 2021 Update: April 6, 2021 – Installation completed of the south front doors (1710). ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Donation of 18th century doors by our master timber framer, Scott W. Brown, were restored by Frank Zambella of Belle Interiors (309 Montauk Hwy, East Moriches, NY 11940). The doors will be hung in the 1710 […]
Master Gardener Jane Corrarino noted in the January 2022 Newsletter of The Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons
Ketcham Inn Foundation, Inc has participated annually at the Longwood Fair for 30 years. Located opposite the front door of the beautiful Smith Estate house at Longwood, we sell local history books, used and antiquarian books for book lovers and book collectors of all kinds. Our primary fundraiser is at the Ketcham Inn Book Barn.
For Immediate Release Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation Grant to support the John Scudder Havens & Mary Pelletreau Havens Homestead, Center Moriches Roof Restoration Project Moriches Bay Historical Society (MBHS) is very pleased to become a recipient of a $30,000 matching Grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to support the Havens Homestead Roof […]
https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-2020-new-york-state-historic-preservation-awards Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that eleven projects preserving state history, ranging from an eighteenth-century Dutch barn rehabilitation to an artist installation memorializing black lives at John Brown Farm State Historic Site, have received 2020 State Historic Preservation Awards. Created in 1980, the State Historic Preservation Awards are awarded by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation each year to honor excellence in the […]
January 2021, a Corner cupboard, of Conklin-Havens ownership, was transferred from Long Island Museum of American Art, History, & Carriages to Ketcham Inn Foundation, Inc. As seen on p. 128, item 146 of Long Island is My Nation, by Dean F. Failey (Corner Cupboard, 1725-1750, East Moriches, Pine)